Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.895 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased SRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SRE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $107.99, the dividend yield is 3.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $107.99, representing a -15.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $127.22 and a 7.47% increase over the 52 week low of $100.49.
SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enbridge Inc ( ENB ) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.78. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as .33%, compared to an industry average of 9.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SRE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY )
- iShares Global Utilities ETF ( JXI )
- iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF ( PFF )
- iShares Russell Mid-cap Value ETF ( IWS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an decrease of -0.91% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 3.73%.